3 Moves the Chicago White Sox Must Make This Offseason

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3 Moves the Chicago White Sox Must Make This Offseason
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Robin Ventura's White Sox cannot accept an inactive offseason if they want to contend in 2013.

After a September in which they choked away an AL Central Division lead that had been held for most of the season, the Chicago White Sox must make some key moves to have any chance of keeping up with the Detroit Tigers in 2013.

They already got off to a good start this offseason by re-signing starting pitcher Jake Peavy to a two-year deal worth $29 million. Peavy went 11-12 with a 3.37 ERA in 2012, throwing four complete games and pitching better than his record indicated.

This White Sox team went 85-77 under first-year manager and former White Sox player Robin Ventura. They got nice bounce-back seasons from Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Peavy while also getting a career year from catcher A.J. Pierzynski. 

However, it still wasn't enough to get them the division crown that has eluded them since 2008.

There is a lot to like about this team entering 2013, but there are also a lot of question marks that need to be addressed: Will John Danks ever return to form after shoulder surgery? Does Paul Konerko have enough left in the tank to hit in the middle of the order? How can the Sox improve enough that they don't suffer another September collapse?

Here is a look at some moves this team should make in preparation for spring training in 2013.

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